- There are many ways in which employers discriminate. An employer may be discriminating against you if he or she is:
- - failing or refusing to hire you,
- - failing or refusing to refer you for employment,
- - interfering with you employment opportunities with another employer,
- - firing you,
- - failing or refusing to give you pension benefits,
- - denying you a raise or promotion, especially when raises are the norm for workers who perform satisfactory work,
- - limiting, classifying, or segregating you in any way that deprives you of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect your employment or your potential employment status,
- - refusing to select you for or discharging you from any program established to provide apprenticeship or other job training to you, or
- - harassing an employee, in California.
- - creating a hostile work environment
- - intentionally creating objectively intolerable working conditions or knowingly allowing them to exist
Furthermore, an employer may not retaliate against you if you complain that they are discriminating, testify, or assist or participate in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing of a discrimination case.
To determine whether you are protected against discrimination from your employer, there are three other things to consider:
1. Whether you are considered an employee who is covered under the law.
2. Whether your employer is subject to the anti-discrimination laws.
3. Whether your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.
4. What reason your employer discriminates against you.
If you feel you may be unlawfully discriminated against, contact us so we may review your situation with you.